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Zoo trip an inspiration for room 4
By AMY McGILLIVRAY
A trip to the Auckland
Zoo certainly left our
Class of the Week confi-
dent they know what
They need lots of
Eden Kalolo says.
St Pius X School's
room 4 heard the zoo
keepers explain how they
and the volunteers look
after the animals.
The year 3 class was
told the creatures need
food, water, shelter and
protection from their
But there is something
else the animals need,
Folauhola-i Fohe, 8,
They need some fam-
ily to look after them.''
Justin Tomafua, 8,
says the trip was to learn
about the habitats differ-
ent animals live in.
I liked the part where
we went into the kiwi
We needed to be very
quiet,'' Justin says.
Sonya Haiosi, 8,
enjoyed watching the
spider monkeys and
points out the unique
feature of their habitat.
We saw the bamboo
that they climb.''
The lions and tigers
were also popular among
While they weren't
able to pat the big cats,
the class did get the
chance to feel a lion skin.
It was soft,'' Kelly-
Malaea Mataio, 8, says.
Inspired by their trip,
the class made lion
masks from cardboard,
yellow paper, glitter,
crayons and red felt.
And they put them to
We wore them for
Jump Jam to do the In
The Jungle dance,'' Jane
Sanalio, 8, says.
Back row, from left:
teacher Marja Pole,
Frank Timu, Viliami
Fourth row: Terancis
Moaga, Justin Tomafua,
Valenisai Tupou, Soane
Third row: Oselise-
Osca Talataina, Aurora
MacCauley, Ierei Timu,
Second row: Caroline
Moata'ane, Jane Sanalio,
Kirsten Ita'a, Rachel
Maka, Salote Manako.
Front row: Sonya
Haiosi, Ana Va'afusuaga,
Folauhola-i Fohe, Eden
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